When Jenna Ortega honoured original Wednesday Addams star, Lisa Loring: ‘Gone but not forgotten’
Nostalgia hits as Jenna Ortega pays a poignant tribute to the late Lisa Loring, the original Wednesday Addams. The tribute goes beyond words, as Ortega subtly honors Loring in a Netflix dance scene.
Jenna Ortega and Lisa Loring (Source: Metro)
2023 has been a year of looking back, and no one does it with more grace and sentiment than the vibrant Jenna Ortega. As the world mourned the loss of Lisa Loring, the original sassy Wednesday Addams, Ortega was among the celebrities who poured out heartfelt tributes, keeping the memory of Loring alive.
A legacy beyond black braids: Lisa Loring's impact
Casting her spell from 1964 to 1966, a then five-year-old Lisa Loring became an indelible part of pop culture, thanks to her portrayal of Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family sitcom. But as the saying goes, legends never truly leave us. On January 28, she departed this world, leaving behind countless fans and friends devastated. "She went peacefully with both her daughters holding her hands," Vanessa Foumberg, Loring's daughter, expressed, painting a poignant picture of the actress's final moments.
Close friend Laurie Jacobson conveyed the sentiment of many: "She is embedded in the tapestry that is pop culture and in our hearts always as Wednesday Addams." A statement that resonates with many who grew up admiring Loring's talents.
Jenna's subtle tribute: A dance and a memory
Jenna Ortega, the face of Wednesday in Netflix's namesake show, shared her own unique tribute on Instagram, expressing her admiration and gratitude to Loring. But that wasn't all. The young actress recently spilled the beans on her subtle nod to Loring in one of her iconic dance scenes in the show. "I did a little bit of her shuffle that she does. Of course, they cut out of camera when I did do it, but it’s there! I know it is!" she gleefully shared.
In a world where remakes often overshadow originals, it's heartwarming to see modern stars like Ortega acknowledging and celebrating the legends who paved the way.Looking back, it's clear: from one Wednesday to another, the legacy continues.
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